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Pembelton atop Limited Sportsman standings after strong start to '09 season at SoBo

SOUTH BOSTON, VA. — The NASCAR Whelen All American Late Model Stock Car Division will serve as the featured attraction of the USG Night 150 Saturday night at South Boston Speedway, but many eyes will also be focused on the Limited Sportsman Division where Brian Pembelton has surged to the front of the pack through the first three races of 2009.

Pembelton has tallied one victory and two second-place finishes thus far this season to grab a 19-point edge over 16-year-old Jeb Burton, the son of Ward Burton. The Limited Sportsman drivers will be in action again Saturday night as part of the USG Night 150. The first of four races for the evening will get the green flag at 7 p.m.

In addition to the 150-lap Late Model Stock Car race and the Limited Sportsman action, America's Hometown Track will also host the Budweiser Pure Stocks and the Southern Vintage Modifieds in racing action.

While Pembelton and Burton sit atop the Limited Sportsman Division standings, there is a tight race also ongoing for third place. Brian Cole owns the position, but is only two points ahead of a fourth-place tie between Brandon Gdovic and Danny Willis, Jr.

One-time winner Justin Johnson leads the championship chase in the Late Model Stock Car Division through four races. He is 13 points ahead of second-place Dustin Storm. Eddie Johnson is third, just two points behind Storm and only four points ahead of fourth-place Jonathan Bailey.

Mickey Cassidy owns a 20-point lead over a second-place tie between Courtney Crosby and Chris Crosby in the Pure Stock Division.

South Boston Speedway has teamed together with VIRginia International Raceway, located just outside of Danville, Va., to offer fans an opportunity to see a host of racing action this weekend at discount prices.

VIR will be hosting the Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series Friday, April 24, through Sunday, April 26. On Saturday, anyone who presents a VIR ticket stub at South Boston Speedway will have the opportunity to buy one ticket and get one free. VIR will offer a buy one, get one free ticket deal on Sunday, April 26, for anyone with a ticket stub from Saturday night's racing action at South Boston Speedway.

Pit gates will open Saturday at 12:45 p.m. Practice for all divisions will be held from 2:15 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. Grandstand gates will open at 5 p.m. and qualifying time trials will get underway at 5:15 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults. Youth, ages 7-12, will be admitted for $5 when accompanied by a paying adult and children, ages six and under, are admitted free with a paid adult.

For more information, phone the track at (434) 572-4947 or toll free at 1-877-440-1540.

Media Contacts:
Tim Chandler
South Boston Speedway
Director of Media Operations
Office Phone: (336) 599-0162, extension 111
Speedway Office Phone: (434) 572-4947



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